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  1. Drax aims to transform to cope with new paradigm

    Drax is looking to move more into the renewable energy space in a bid to improve its fortunes in the face of a relentless global drive towards cleaner power. It has already converted half of its coal-fired power plant to biomass and as well as looking to complete that process is aiming to do more with wind and solar energy. In an interview, Dorothy Thompson, Group CEO , told the FT, “We are at a tipping point, the market has changed. We’ve got to the point where you have such a significant amount of wind and solar generation that the rest of the market has to work out how to support and keep that on the system. Ms Thompson added that the company was looking “very seriously” at building gas “peaker” power plants that can fill the gaps when there is no wind or sun, as well as power storage systems. The owner of the UK’s largest power plant is also challenging the big six energy companies by offering to supply green electricity and power-saving advice to the thousands of small and medium sized businesses it claims are “massively disappointed” with existing services. Research commissioned by its fast-growing Haven Power supply business, which sells electricity from Drax ’s power station to other companies, shows smaller businesses are so unhappy with existing energy suppliers that more than half want to switch providers as soon as possible. The profitability of the company will improve if an EU decision on state aid facilitates another boiler to biomass conversion. A positive decision is likely to boost Drax’s annual revenues by as much as £70m from next year, analysts estimate.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Clyde Bergemann in coal-to-biomass conversion deal

    Clyde Bergemann Materials Handling has won a contract for the supply of 12 biomass pellet feed systems for a former UK coal plant that is being converted to run on biomass.

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  3. Drax coal-to-biomass conversion in Europe state aid probe

    The European Commission has launched another investigation into UK state aid for a coal-to-biomass plant conversion project. 

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    Wed, 6 Jan 2016

  4. Georgia Power postpones biomass conversion

    Georgia Power said it will delay a planned biomass conversion at its Plant Mitchell coal-fired plant until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) better defines boiler rules.

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    Fri, 8 Jan 2010

  1. Danish plant undergoes gas to biomass conversion

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    Mon, 29 Jun 2015

  2. Drax wins court appeal over biomass conversion decision

    A court has found in favour of one of the UK’s biggest power generators, Drax Group, who had appealed against a decision by the government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change not to accept eligibility of two of the company’s units in an incentive scheme.

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    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

  3. Biomass conversion would enable Ireland to meet EU target

    A report on the Irish power sector says the conversion of a single coal-fired power plant to biomass in the west of the country would enable Ireland to be fully compliant with its obligations to the European Union renewable energy target.

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    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

  4. Drax begins biomass conversion

    Drax, the UK’s largest coal-fired power plant, has launched a £700m programme to convert three of its six generating units from coal to biomass.

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    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

  5. Dominion completes coal-to-biomass conversion at Altavista

    Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista Power Station the first of three plants to be converted from coal power to biomass.

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    Mon, 15 Jul 2013

  6. RWE set to complete UK coal-to-biomass conversion

    RWE chiefs say they are confident the company’s Lynemouth power plant in England will be transformed from coal to biomass power, despite the decision by RWE Innogy to end its interest in biomass activities.

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    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

  7. Biomass conversion planned for Dominion coal-fired power plants

    Dominion Virginia Power plans to convert three power stations from coal to biomass, reducing capacity from 180 MW to 150 MW but increasing availability.

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2011

  8. biomass conversion california

    The California Public Utilities Commission approved a contract for DTE Energy to install a 45 MW biomass facility at an idled coal-fired power plant.

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    Fri, 4 Jun 2010

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